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Call for Applications for a Fellowship to Attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa
Panos Caribbean is currently accepting applications for a fellowship to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. The conference will be held from November 28 – December 9, 2011.
Under the Voices for Climate Change Education project being implemented by Panos Caribbean and the National Environmental Education Committee (NEEC), there is a grant to cover the cost of travel of one or possibly two participants to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa.
By Andrea Downer, Journalist
Kingston, Jamaica. July 8, 2011- Panos Caribbean kicked off its 25th anniversary celebrations in last month by showcasing the organisation’s work in environment at the annual Green Expo which was held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica from June 10-12, 2011.
The Green Expo is an environment exposition organized by the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT). The expo is usually held during the national environment awareness week, which this year started on World Environment Day, June 5th.
“We decided to take a thematic approach to highlight the work we are doing. So since environment is the area with the most activities right now, we decided to start there,” explained Jan Voordouw, Executive Director of Panos while adding that Panos’ Environment Programme started in 2005.
Panos Videos on Street Boys and their Vulnerability to Contracting HIV to be Aired on CVM Television
“A work mi a work fi my money enno! You see this?” he asked in reference to the old wind shield wiper he was gripping in his hand, “It better than even work! Cause when you a work, you haffi wait pon a pay day. Everyday me get pay when me have this inna mi han’!” 16 year old Kemar declared as he sat on the concrete median that divides the busy dual roadway at Portia Simpson Miller Square in Kingston, Jamaica.
Holding the tattered windshield wiper tightly he looked intently into the camera, his tone firm and defiant. “Yuh see how this old!? Mi naah dash it whey! It can make me earn one million dollar before the week done a juss me fi save the money!” he continued.
His loose hair processed and shaved at the hairline. The hardened youth from the tough innercity community of Tivoli Gardens in Western Kingston spoke with the authority of someone who has seen and experienced too much at such a tender age.
Kemar is one of several young boys who were interviewed by CVM Television’s anchor and journalist, Kalilah Enriquez during a three-month media fellowship which examined the issue of HIV and Human Rights and focused on the streets boys and their vulnerability to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
You can now follow Panos Caribbean on Twitter, you can also send a friend request to our Facebook profile or become a fan of our recently created Facebook fan page. Panos Caribbean also has a Youtube account and a blog that is hosted by WordPress.
Panos Caribbean, like many organisations, has had a website for years. However, as social media has become more popular and relevant, the organisation has seen the need to expand it’s publishing platforms to include the very dynamic and very popular social media tools.